Historical

Earthly Delights

Paul Lay

The English came late to gardening, but they have more than made up for it. [...]
Mon, Jun 29, 2020
Source: History Today
Worlds Little and Large

Eleanor Parker

Will the pandemic see a boom in local history, or will it spur a desire for global perspectives? Perhaps both. [...]
Fri, Jun 26, 2020
Source: History Today

June 26, 2015 marks a major milestone for civil rights in the United States, as the Supreme Court announces its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. By one vote, the court rules that same-sex marriage cannot be banned in the United States and that all same-sex marriages must be recognized nationwide, finally granting same-sex couples equal rights to heterosexual couples under the law.

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Tue, Jun 23, 2020

On the morning of June 27, 2015, activists posing as joggers signal to one of their comrades that the police have momentarily turned their attention away from the flagpole outside the South Carolina State House. Having received the signal, Brittany "Bree" Newsome scales the pole, takes down the Confederate flag that was flying there and is placed under arrest. Newsome's actions reverberated across the nation and eventually resulted in the state of South Carolina permanently [...]

Mon, Jun 22, 2020

Hearing arguments in the case of the Zong, a slave ship, the Chief Justice of the King's Bench in London states that a massacre of African slaves “was the same as if Horses had been thrown over board” on June 22, 1783. The crew of the Zong had thrown at least 142 captive Africans into the sea, but the question before the court was not who had committed this atrocity but rather whether the lost [...]

Wed, Jun 10, 2020

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